Beaverton plan emphasizes water

Ideas for downtown Beaverton include more development around the city’s creeks.

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Downtown Beaverton could soon feature more parks, more open spaces and more accessible waterways if the “Three Creeks Confluence” concept plan continues developing.

The idea is based on emphasizing the city’s natural waterways and building business and civic development around it.

As part of the city’s developing long-range Civic Plan, city staff is looking at a variety of ideas to map into Beaverton’s future. Using the creeks – and numerous walking trails with bridges – as a way to make downtown more approachable is one possible idea that may end up in the plan.

Community Development Director Don Mazziotti said the idea stemmed from the community visioning process, which identified a more walkable central city as a goal, and the city’s need to improve the creeks’ floodplains and water quality.

Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.

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